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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. State Law. Requires testing - Requires that students enrolled in public schools be tested for dyslexia. - Requires treatment (teaching)

2. The teacher musts be adept at individualized teaching based on continual assessment of the student's needs. Content should be mastered to a level of automaticity.

3. A districts dyslexia program is considered part of the basic - required curriculum. Therefore - state compensatory education funds can only be used to provide programs - projects - activities - and materials that supplement that district's regular dy

4. Use - pictures - charts - maps - graphs - etc...clear view of teacher - color to highlight important text - ask teacher to provide handouts - illustrate ideas as pictures before writing them down - use multi media

5. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

6. Response to Intervention - a multi-step or tiered approach to providing services and interventions at increasing intensity to students or an entire class.

7. Proceeds from the part to the whole.Reading is driven by the text. Emphasizes the written or printed text. Flesch - Gough - LaBerge and Samuels.

8. Anglo-Saxon - Latin - Greek

9. Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Screening test. test phonological awareness - phonological memory - rapid naming...norms given in Percentiles - Standard Scores - Age and Grade Equivalents

10. Changes in curriculum - supplementary aides or equipment - and provision of specialized facilities that allow students to participate in educational environment to fullest extent possible.

11. A term coined by Stanovich to describe a phenomenon observed in findings of cumulative advantage for children who read well and have good vocabulary and cumulative disadvantage for those who have inadequate vocabularies and read less and thus have lo

12. A student with mastery can utilize the information successfully - but may struggle or need to call upon learning strategies to do so.

13. 1930 - Psychologist and teacher in New York; along with Samuel T. Orton at Columbia University - developed a non-traditional approach to teaching written language skills. Trained one teacher at a time. began working with Sally Childs and trained 50 t

14. An ability test is designed to measure either your general intelligence or your mental aptitude in a particular area. For example

15. A diacritical marking. A wavy line placed over any vowel before r in a combination to indicate the unaccented pronunciation eg letter. The tildes used both in coding words and in a sound picture. When the pronunciation of any unaccented vowel-r combi

16. A pattern of letters (found in a single syllable) which occurs frequently together. The pronunciation of at least one of the component parts is unexpected or the letters stand in an unexpected sequence ( ar - er - ir - or - us - qu - wh)

17. The knowledge of the various sounds in the English language and their correspondence to the letter or letters that represent those sounds.

18. Teutonic invasion and settlement - The Christianizing of Britain - The creation of a national English culture - Danish-English warfare - Political adjustment and cultural assimilation and the decline of Old English as a result of The Norman Conquest.

19. A morpheme attached to the end of a word that creates a word with a different form or use. Suffixes include inflected forms indicating tense - number - person and comparatives.

20. Making sense of what we read. Comprehension is dependent on good word recognition - fluency - vocabulary - worldly knowledge - and language ability.

21. Are standardized and measure your progress and achievements as a student.

22. Shakespeare - Samuel Johnson - first comprehensive dictionary of English - Noah Webster - first dictionary of American English - Oxford Dictionary published in full 1928

23. One of a class of speech sounds in which sound moving through the vocal tract is constricted or obstructed by the lips - tongue or teeth during articulation.

24. Teaching that uses all learning pathways in the brain (VAK-T) simultaneously in order to enhance memory and learning.

25. Standards of Personal Conduct - Standards of Professional Conduct - Conflict of Interest - Confidentiality

26. A syllable ending with one or more consonants. The vowel is usually short.

27. State Law - Requires administration of reading instruments to diagnose reading problems. Each district does - has to notify parents and provide instruction

28. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness

29. Supported only by "qualitative research" instead of quantitative research - Teaches "whole words" in word families - Students are not explicitly taught that there is a relationship between letters and sounds for most sounds

30. Test of Word Reading Efficiency. Screening test. measures an individual's ability to pronounce printed words accurately and fluently. Generates percentiles - standard scores - age equivalents - and grade equivalents.Decoding - Sight words

31. A class of open speech sounds produced by the easy passage of air through a relatively open vocal tract. A - E - I - O - U

32. Students proceed trough predictable stages of learning to reading.

33. Vowel team syllable (digraph - dipthong)

34. A quick probe that is done frequently in order to make instructional changes in a timely fashion.

35. Two vowels standing adjacent in the same syllable whose sounds blend smoothly together in one syllable. There are only four diphthongs in English. These are ou/out - ow/cow - oi/oil - oy - boy

36. Stress or emphasis on one syllable in a word or on one or more words in a phrase or sentence. The accented part is spoken louder - longer - and/or in a higher tone. The speaker's mouth opens wider while saying an accented syllable.

37. A group of several test standardized on the same sample population so that results on the several tests are comparable. Example : School achievement tests

38. Was a pivotal event in English history. It largely removed the native ruling class - replacing it with a foreign - French-speaking monarchy - aristocracy - and clerical hierarchy. This - in turn - brought about a transformation of the English languag

39. Paired association between letters and letter sounds; an approach to teaching of reading and spelling that emphasizes sound-symbol relationships - especially in early instruction.

40. The ability to organize thoughts and express them verbally to convey meaning to others

41. Closed syllable

42. Developmental Auditory Impercepion - Dysphasia - Specific Developmental Dyslexia - Developmental Dysgraphia - Developmental Spelling Disability

43. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

44. Vocabulary stressed the events of daily life - Common - everyday - down to earth words - Most are one syllable words

45. Three adjacent letters which represent one speech sound (tch)

46. Study of how morphemes are combined into words - must include study of base words - roots - and affixes

47. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

48. An objective test that is given and scored in a uniform manner. Scores are often norm-referenced. For example SAT

49. A word that is immediately recognized as a whole and does not require decoding to identify. A sight word may or may not be phonetically regular.

50. State Board of Eduation